Apple's upcoming WWDC 2023 could reveal not only the highly anticipated iOS 17, but also which iPhone models will no longer be supported. Find out which ones might be left behind in this race towards innovation.
WWDC 2023: The event that will determine the fate of some iPhones
Apple's WWDC 2023 is shaping up to be packed with announcements, including the presentation of their long-awaited new Mixed Reality device. But the event will also feature the reveal of iOS 17, the operating system that promises many improvements over the previous version.
However, there is also a major uncertainty: which iPhone models will no longer be eligible for this update? The announcement of iOS 17 will indirectly give us the answer to this crucial question for many users.
The iPhone models that could say goodbye to iOS 17
To determine which iPhone models might be left behind with the arrival of iOS 17, we need only recall what happened last year with the release of iOS 16 and the iPhone 14 family. At that time, Apple ended support and compatibility of its mobile operating system with the iPhone 6S and all iPhone 7s.
So it's clear that these models, as well as older phones, will not receive iOS 17. Moreover, with the launch of a new generation of smartphones this year, the list could extend to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, which would also lose support for iOS 17.
However, there are rumors that both models could still receive the update. For now, here is the list of devices that should most likely be able to install iOS 17:
- Apple iPhone 11
- Apple iPhone SE (2020)
- Apple iPhone 12 mini
- Apple iPhone 12
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro
- Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 13 mini
- Apple iPhone 13
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone SE (2022)
- Apple iPhone 14
- Apple iPhone 14 Plus
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
Wait until June 5, 2023 to find out
We'll have to wait until the WWDC on June 5, 2023 to find out if these models will indeed be discontinued or not. This date will be a turning point for many iPhone users, who may have to consider switching phones to take advantage of the new features of iOS 17. Stay tuned for the latest information on this crucial event for the future of our precious Apple smartphones.
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